Senior IT Auditor (m/f)

Herzogenaurach | Germany | Audit


This position will directly contribute to the Corporate Internal Audit mission to provide independent, objective assurance for the purpose of improving the effectiveness of business risk management, internal controls, and governance processes throughout adidas. The Senior IT Auditor is tasked with enhancing the quality, breadth and depth of internal audit work through executing the IT components of general audits as well as executing dedicated IT audits. This is an exciting position offering learning, development and travel opportunities in an international environment within a multi-cultural, sports enthusiastic team focused on “creating the new” and “beating our best” every day. Corporate Internal Audit team members are value-adding business partners focused on supporting adidas in creating a sound governance, risk and compliance framework which secures achievement of strategic objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the completion of internal IT-related audit projects as assigned based on a risk-based, annual audit plan for all activities of adidas.
  • Evaluate governance practices including authorisations, management reviews, policies & procedures, segregation of duties, system access rights, compliance with relevant standards and planning & reporting procedures;
  • Work closely with audit entity management, providing assurance services, and advising on practical solutions for improved business processes through the sharing of best practices;
  • Support the Corporate Internal Audit senior leadership team in the organisation and execution of individual audits in accordance with the audit plan with reference to the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), as well as the Corporate Internal Audit charter;
  • Participate in the preparation and delivery of opening & closing presentations to senior management and executives alike;
  • Write audit reports for distribution to the Executive Board and Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board, including action plans developed with senior management, and provide ongoing support in the follow-up process to achieve visible improvements with the timely implementation of agreed measures;
  • Participate in meetings with Global IT senior management; and
  • Support in defining a risk based IT internal audit strategy that complies with professional standards, maintain an up-to-date IT audit universe, and transfer IT knowledge to other Corporate Internal Audit team members including identifying key IT learning and development areas.

Governance”, including Risk Management, Policies & Internal Controls, Compliance and Profit Protection

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Effective English presentation and communication skills, both verbally and in writing, and composure to deal comfortably with senior executives including ability to communicate complex IT topics to non-IT personnel
  • Additional language skills, specifically German, a value-added benefit
  • Highly results driven and self-motivated team player with compassion, integrity, trust and perseverance
  • Compelling development potential with ambition to build international career in the world of sports
  • Diversity skills to connect with people and management styles across different cultures
  • Strong analytic capabilities and project management skills, along with high degree of business savvy

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Recognised university degree, with good academic standing
  • Completion of Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation
  • Additional Professional Audit Qualifications, including Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), qualified Chartered Professional Accountant or international equivalent (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CA) very beneficial
  • 3-6 years internal and / or external IT audit experience with specific focus on IT general controls in accordance with COBIT framework, ISACA, PCI DSS
  • Experience working with SAP preferred
  • Experience working in TeamMate audit software beneficial
  • Degree of mobility with desire to travel to locations globally  (business related travel intensity varies from 20-30% per year)
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adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At adidas, every day is a chance to flip the script. An invitation to take everything we know and re-invent it. Do it better. Never settling for good enough. Every day we get up, invent, adapt, improvise, find new ways to collaborate, and do the unexpected. We’re creators, makers and doers. Helping athletes make a difference, not just in their games, but in their lives and in their world. It’s an obsession.

We’ve been doing this for more than 65 years. With an unmatched history and tradition of creating iconic products, consumer connections and experiences, we’ve been defining sport culture since the beginning. And we’re never done. Come be a part of shaping the future together with us.

The Facts

Jobtitle Senior IT Auditor (m/f)
Team Audit
Brand adidas
Location Herzogenaurach
Country Germany
Number 173420
Position Type Full time
Date Mar-14, 2018
Relocation yes

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